After the passing of her father in 1783, John Pierce Jr. was responsible for the family’s survival. With a step-mother and nine younger siblings, John needed assistance ...
When tired with dancing I retired to bed
My drosy eyes with welcome sleep were blest
Me thought my soul of Earth had bid farewell
And now in Paradice had come to dwell
While won'dring what kind angel brought me here
The sound of sweetest music reached my ear
Such as the heavenly hims of Paradice
Play to departed souls who free from vice
Have safe arrived upon that blissful shore
Where hapiness awaits them evermore
--Ye heavenly powers who hear my prayer
Grant me the art to join this heavenly choir
Tis what I never could obtain below
The music ceased and seemed to answer NO.
Sighing I waked the visions disappeared
But pleased I found the heavenly music here.
Poem written to ...
- Pierce family correspondence
- Side Chair - ca. 1810
- Portrait Miniature of Sarah Pierce
- Boaz, Ruth, and Naomi by Sarah Pierce
- Sermons on various subjects - 1822
- Five discourses on the Sabbath
- The Mirror v. 1
- The Mirror v. 2
- Watercolor of Sarah Pierce
- Vase - between 1800 and 1820
- Portrait Miniature of Sarah Pierce - ca. 1825
- Vase - between 1800 and 1820 #2
- Harriet Beecher Stowe to Sarah Pierce
- Loring family correspondence
- Benjamin Tallmadge Letter
- Sarah Pierce Photograph
- Litchfield Female Academy Collection
- Silhouette of Sarah Pierce
- School Bell from the Litchfield Female Academy
- Litchfield Female Academy Papers, 1830-34
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